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businessweek as millions remain without power following superstorm sandy. we will speak with the magazine's editor paul barrett on the link between climate change and intensifying storms. meanwhile, new york mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed president obama, citing his views on climate change. we will get a report from brooklyn, where occupied activists are teaming up with local groups to help survivors of the storm. we will speak with helena wong about relief efforts in chinatown. all of that and more coming up. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
. let's get the latest from new york. >> superstorm sandy may have destructiont the behind continues to have a lasting impact. in hoboken, new jersey, national rolled in where 20,000 flooded in stranded homes. stillter of this city is supplies arend running low. farther south, the powerful lifted homes from their foundations and ruptured gas spreading fears of a e explosion. a> everywhere you go, you hear noise of the open gas lines. >> utility crews cannot reach fire in an affluent jersey e neighborhood and are until they can shut off the gas. york, it really is a tale cities. nie you can see the stark difference. manhattan split in half. those with power and those without. above 34th street, the lights are on. below 34th street, it's dark and vacant. but gribble little scary, we just have to make it work. >> 14 of 23 subway lines in the running on a limited basis. traffic on the street remains clogged. mayor ordered an unprecedented passenger menem for all manhattan.ng three-car minimum. in brooklyn, share a shovel into , that's another idea. >> the lights are back on in our area f
clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
. there have been images of superstorm sandy and kids and want to do something to help. consider donating treats to kids on the east coast whose halloween celebrations may have been disrupted. >> those are all great ideas. >> great idea. unlike those ideas a lot. halloween is over and you might be feeling it's a fact. explain why hurricane sandy might impact the upcoming election, here is jane king with our bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we are surviving. that would be the most honest answer i can give the. widespread power outages caused by superstorm sandy may disrupt the voting for the big election. the democrat election commissioner on long island, new york says power is still out at 90% of the county's polling sites. that is a big problem with voting machines that are electronic. swing state virginia has thousands with out electricity and uses a variety of electronic voting equipment. on wall street, the weekly jobless claims ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the government says it is going to be out on time. we get another check of the manufacturing industry late
to treat it as a four-way stop. stop. >> superstorm sandy is leaving her impact on many areas of the united states. >> new york was hit with flooding and damaging winds. right now, 670,000 have no power in the city and west chester county to the north. this is a picture of a transformer explosion in the big apple. the power was purposefully cut to lower manhattan to minimize damage from flood water he is personally to train stations. this is water gushing through an elevator and into a path in a station in new jersey. this is crazy. >> that is an amazing picture. this is also on amazing picture. a crane snapped yesterday afternoon and still dangles from a luxury high high pressure wise building under construction. emergency evacuations became necessary including move patients from several hospitals dealing with no power and flooding. it wasn't just hospitals. >> old people don't want to leave their home, i'll stay here, i'll stay here. mom, i'm carrying you out of here if i have to. she finally came to her senses. >> i'm glad some people did. some people did decide to stay behind. >> ocean
, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates but may also be in a white nissan altima with and pennsylvania plates. >>> heap was in full force on m street last night. >> as well as d.c. place patrolling the area on horse back and foot to make sure everyone had a safe night. audrey barnes has the details. >> reporter: the party atmosphere was in full force in
hours to help restore power to new york and new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy. many people remain without power four days after sandy made landfall on the shore. 1,500 workers and more than 70 trucks are going to be leaving for the disaster areas in the northeast in just a few hours. they're staging right now and will depart around 7:30 this morning. the damage is widespread from new jersey and beyond. con edison in new york is hoping to have power restored by tomorrow in manhattan and areas of brooklyn with underground power lines but that is just a fraction of the numbers without power. they'll join other utility workers already there troying to get power back online as soon as possible, but this is a monomental task ahead. last night dominion was able to restore power to the last of its more than 200,000 customers that lost power due to sandy. that freed them up to be able to send these crews to new york and new jersey, the areas hardest hit. that's the latest here from national harbor. back to you. >>> well, only days to go until the election. and both president obama a
about some of the improvements that have been made since superstorm sandy. talking about the world trade center memorial, still under water, but that should be pumped out today, he said. but the big headline is that all power, he says, has been restored in manhattan. and one other note, fuel trucks, we're told, are going to be in the new york-new jersey area. the u.s. department of defense and the president have ordered this and there will be a ten-gallon limit. there's been a real problem for folks there trying to get gasoline in their cars, so that is certainly some good news as well. now more on superstorm sandy. take a look at these stunning before-and-after photos that we're just getting from google earth. this first one is from brick township, new jersey. on the right, if you look closely, you can see the cared remains of a neighborhood and some small fires still glowing. and this is on the new jersey coast, one of new jersey's barrier islands. you the see it now has a small river running through where a cluster of homes actually used to be. i actually saw that area for myself. it
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself
. >>> superstorm sandy is leaving her mark on more than a dozen states with one of her biggest impacts come coming to the biggest city in the u.s. >> the new york city area hit with flooding and damaging winds and massive blaze also last night. and take a look at these dramatic pictures, a raging fire related to the storm destroyed at least 50 homes in queens, new york. this is in the beachtown of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. the fire started around 11:00 last night, and it went to six alarms. a real disaster there coming out of the storm. >> at the height of the storm last night, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after power and flooding became a problem. and back-up generators failed. the evacuations included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care center. they were carried down flights of stairs still on battery powered respirators. >>> surging water from sandy flooded several bus garages and tunnels in the city. the transit chore chairman says in the 108 years, it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night. >> battery park
customizable 2013 smart. >>> we're going to get back to superstorm sandy aftermath in just a minute. first, just in to "the situation room," we're ready now to release a brand new cnn/orc poll in the critically important swing state of colorado. look at this, it shows a very tight race. president obama at 50%, mitt romney at 48%. that effectively is a dead heat given the poll's 3.5-point sampling error. cnn's national correspondent john king is in denver for us right now. john, you're taking a closer look at this poll. what else are you finding? >> reporter: wolf, because of that dead heat you can feel the intensity as both campaigns try to gin upturnout including in the early voting period which ends tomorrow here in colorado. both candidates doing well where they need to, you might say a slight edge for the president. i'll show you what i mean. in denver and bolder, the two biggest urban areas in the state of colorado, more democratic voters. 63% for the president, 34% for governor romney in the urban areas of denver and bolder. that's what the president needs to keep for turnout on elec
on superstorm sandy. the lights are starting to come back on for some families in the northeast, but not fast enough for others. five days after the storm more than 2.5 million customers are without power across 15 states and d.c., and the heartache is also growing for lots of families with the storm now blamed for 106 deaths in the u.s. overall, it's left 175 people dead, including the victims in canada and the caribbean. meanwhile, national guard troops are continuing to search and rescue. they are also helping to clear debris so crews can get the power back on and deliver food to people who need it. in new york, after a lot of criticism, mayor michael bloomberg cancelled the new york city marathon for the first time in 42 years. it's never been cancelled. it was set to take place tomorrow. no decision yet on whether it will be rescheduled. and at noon eastern, gas line will start being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey. to cut down on long lines at gas stations, people can only buy gas on odd-numbered days like today if their license plates end in an odd number. same goes for the even
to get gas into his state as quickly as possible. why? because superstorm sandy has shut down many gas stations in new york and new jersey leaving folks waiting in line for hours. now, cuomo says he has signed an executive order to waive the tax and registration requirements on fuel tankers. susan canne candioti. it's incredible when we hear the stories now. you have lines stretching for miles at some of these stations. you have some folks that have just absolutely have h it, and now there's a story about a driver in new york arrested after allegedly pulling out a gun on another driver. tell us what happened. >> reporter: suzanne, it's remarkable. that's right. that happened in queens, new york. police arrested a man who allegedly cut line in the gas line and pulled a gun on a customer who challenged him about cutting into the line. that's when police moved in and arrested this guy. you have to imagine there are occasional dust-ups that we have seen, short tempers in these very long lines. both yesterday and today. people get frustrated, but overall, i have noticed the people that we h
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
to be hearing a lot of in the next few days. the word normalcy, not so much. in the wake of superstorm sandy, normal life is a far off dream for so many millions in the northeast corridor and points west. worst of all, a still growing toll of lives lost. at least 40 in the u.s. one so far in canada. more than 6 million homes and businesses still don't have electricity but that is a big improvement from yesterday. and while floods and surges with some exceptions have gone down, that just makes the devastation all the more apparent. you are looking at point pleasant beach halfway between new york and atlantic city on the new jersey shore. president obama visiting these scenes this afternoon. the final day in full-on disaster mode before he gets back to the campaign tomorrow. a little global perspective for you right now, though. the scope and the magnitude of hurricane sandy from the satellite image courtesy of nasa. atlantic city is a sitting duck in the middle of the path. the jersey shore easy prey for those ruthless winds. the powerful surges and the relentless force of the images that you
. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipm
at least 80 homes consumed by fire in queens. the recovery from superstorm sandy as mark mayor michael bloomberg calls it, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in new york's chelsea neighborhood. he joins us live this morning. rob, there is serious black right there behind you, by the way, because there is no power down where you are. so is there much to clean up. >> there is. south of 29th street it goes dark. on the east side south of 39th street it goes dark. we knew the storm was coming. utility companies were preparing for it. but you almost don't believe it until you see it, right? incredible storm surge took these substations out that have knocked out power across lower manhattan and across much of new york, not to mention what's going on across the northeast. just down the road from here, that's the headquarters, which by the way has power, you can charge your phone in there, we tracked down the incident commander to get a feel for what it takes to get this city back online and what we can expect going forward. here's what he had to say about the situation. >> it was mo
is still quite the nightmare. laguardia hit hard by superstorm sandy opened a few hours ago but with limited service. also limited service at some of the other new york airports. this morning a few subway lines are back up and run ining. trains will stay away from lower manhattan where the power is still out. buses, as you might expect, are packed with many people waiting hours in line to get on board. the good news? all public transportation is free today and tomorrow. oh, but then there's the traffic gridlock. treats are packed and mayor michael bloomberg says all cars coming into manhattan must have at least three people inside. one lawmaker is balking at the idea of spending your tax dollars there. steve king is a republican congressman from landlocked iowa, a fiscal conservative who often rails against spending. in fact, he gained prominence for opposing federal aid for victims of hurricane katrina. he says that can teach us lessons now. >> i want to get them resources to lift them out of this water and the sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the east
that superstorm sandy. joining me now to tell us a little bit more about what dominion is doing is the spokes person for dominion virginia. how big of an eft is this for you? >> we'll be sending about 1,500 people up to new jersey to assist with the restoration there. that's about the biggest contingent we've ever sent out of state. but we're happy to do it because as you said, we've received assistance many times before. we're going up with 1,500 people, five different contingents that have between 6 to 60 buckets and we'll have patrollers, line crews and we'll have some point people and managerial people there to help. we have trailers that we're bringing up that will have lodging. we'll have our own catering so that first energy, the company that we'll be assisting does not have to worry about us except to give us the orders so we can go out and help them get power back on. >> you're leaving about 7:30 today from national harbor. when do you ebbs president-elect to arrive in new jersey, where do you anticipate you'll be working and how long will those crews be there? >> it will be a four t
on the latest on superstorm sandy. charlie: people are dead across seven states, more than seven million without power. three public transportation and homes are flooded. we will talk to governor of pennsylvania tom corbett about the impact on his state and recovery efforts. ashley: stock market closed for a second day because of the storm. first-time weather has caused that to happen since 1880. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq announcing they will be open tomorrow for regular trading operations. more on that coming up. melissa: one week until election day how will the northeast impact boating? neil cavuto will join us later in the hour. breaking news. hurricane sandy. you want to tell us where we are going? let's go to robert gray who is standing by in new york with more on this. robert: thanks very much. fluid situation out here, but we grab colonel paul owen with the u.s. army corps of engineers. thanks for joining us on fox business. talked to was a little bit about the situation. you are surveying lower manhattan and had a look around more of the city before we grab you here. how is
delays on inbound 95. >>> in some places, complete devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. this morning the storm is being blamed for 50 deaths along the east coast and nearly 7 million homes and businesses remain without power. >> one of the hardest hit areas, hoboken, new jersey. sandy flooded about half of that town. the national guard arrived last night to rescue thousands of people stuck in their homes and apartments and delivered supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and
on the race for the white house. >>> we're also following the aftermath of the superstorm sandy, four days in a shelter with no shower. we're going to take you to one part of a devastated region in new york city where storm victims are still desperate for food, water and power. stay with us. you're in "the situation room." our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. aren't exciting to most people, but i like to think that they're interesting to the people at my company. actually, they might not even be that interesting to them. but this is for them an
horockefeller city, the new york city still reeling from the effects of superstorm sandy and her landfall earlier this week. today, 2.5 million people remain without power and at least 40 new yorkers have died in the storms aftermath. almost half of those deaths were in just one of the burroughs that make up the five burroughs of new york, staten island. now, this striking image was captured by an nbc producer and staten island. sandy's wake left the debris in the backyard of john della rosa's severely smashed home. smashed plates mingled with halloween decorations. overwhelmed by the devastation, rocked by the power of the storm, he is left to pick up the pieces of the storm surge which sent more than 8 feet of water into the neighborhood. he is also left to grieve the losses of his next door neighbors, the foundation and stairs are all that remain of the dresh family home. george dresh and his 13-year-old daughter, angela died, when the storm surge came through their home. george's wife and angela's mother, patricia, remain in the hospital. that is one story of devastation wrought by th
.d. 4000 stormtracker center. superstorm sandy has left the jersey shore in ruins. the cast of "jersey shore" devastated. pauley d doing his part to help the victims in recovery -- just kidding. he went to vegas! >> vegas! >> whoa, vegas. vegas good. >> he is there spinning at rehab and there are two chicks completely making out behind him and he doesn't even turn around to look at them. >> how do you tell a whole story with a still picture? >> i can tell the whole story with picture. >> you have to show off your man boy nippie. >> my nipples that hard? >> you should wear some paper over them. >> i want you to rub them. slowly at first. >> we shouldn't do this. >> indeed, that's why there's storm coverage. >> we have an argument in the newsroom because i wanted to say they were lesbians and then they might not be lesbians but are just engaging in a kiss and they might not be bisexual. >> can two chicks do that? >> lesbian, bisexual, who cares. two chicks making out. now it's time for mass. >> what if there were five? >> if the girl is a five and a guy is looking for a seven. >> she kis
, superstorm sandy causes billions in damages. how beach towns are moving forward and. >>> a ghostbuster gangam-style matchup. creating a song and music video in time for the halloween party. party. anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . >>> we continue at 6:00 watching the northeast as it crawls back to normal from hurricane sandy. kennedy at new -- and newark and liberty airports reopened. the new york stock exchange got back to businessed. -- today. the parts are expected to be up and running tomorrow. 6million homes and businesses are without power. the storm is blamed for 60 deaths. hurricane sandy set a massive fire that ra
the devastation of super-storm sandy. but despite his good intelligences, the public reaction was swift and harsh. critics argued there was too much devastation and work to do, mainly in staten island. the wave of criticism caused the mayor and race officials to pull the plug on friday. 27-year-old beatrice craven was to be one of the runners. despite the race being cancelled, beatrice still plans a run of her own. she joins me now from new york. how are you, beatrice? >> hi, don. >> are you still going to run the entire length of the race? are you still going to do a run of your own in a different way? >> absolutely. and i completely plan on running the full -- the full marathon, the full 26.2. the course would be different. the idea is to do the original new york city marathon, which would be four loops around central park. so that's the idea. i think it's a little bit more sensible, you know, given the state that staten island is currently in. and, well, still meeting some of my own goals at the same time. >> and you're doing it why? >> i'm doing this for my mom. as you mentioned, my mom had p
. >>> the latest following superstorm sandy it's blamed for at least 94 deaths in the u.s. two victims, a 4-year-old and his 2-year-old brother, who were swept away from their mother's arms as she tried to escape the waters on staten island. it could be 10 days before power is restored to everyone. gas shortages continue to cause problems. many stations simply don't have power and fuel trucks are having trouble making deliveries because of the damage. the "new york times" reports some emergency services were slowed down yesterday. officials have reached an agreement with a fuel supplier to ensure operations can continue. >>> these pictures show team members rescuing people from flood waters tuesday night. the federal emergency management agency activated the team sunday. it's unclear how long the team will stay in new jersey. >>> this morning, dominion virginia power has mobilized their crews to the northeast. >> sherri ly is live at the staging area at national harbor with more details now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison and tony. the crews began leaving here at national harbor
saying a few words about what was going on in the aftermath of the superstorm sandy. we're going to continue to monitor what the president has to say. we'll bring you more of that. we also have some brand new poll numbers just in from the critical battleground state of ohio. you see the president in lima, ohio, right now. our brand new cnn/orc poll shows president obama with a narrow lead in that state 50% to mitt romney's 47%. that's within the sampling error making it still effectively a dead heat. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us right now. he's in ohio as well. john, take us inside these numbers. >> wolf, they are fascinating when you look deep in this poll. the president you just showed he's here in ohio. governor romney will be here tontd. they expect some 35,000 republicans at his rally. in this part of the state i'm in cincinnati tonight. when you look deep in our poll you see this one will be fought out through the last poll closing on election night. look at these two candidates among independents. governor romney with a slight edge 48% to 46%. a
to the continuing coverage of superstorm sandy. the death toll is along -- is among those on the east coast and the national guard is there as well. >>> a gas station exploded in mantoloking. firefighters think the explosion resulted from monday's fire that destroyed 14 homes. however, firefighters have been unable to reach the scene as the roads are impassible. the town, which is about a mile east of trenton is under a mandatory evacuation because of sandy. >>> well, take a look at what's left in breezy point, new york. we brought you -- we were covering this yesterday morning. entire blocks of homes and businesses. they were just destroyed by flames. monday night into tuesday morning. the last county, 111 homes burned to the ground and then the hurricane-force winds fanned those flames. well, later today, president obama will tour storm damage in new jersey while mitt romney lets -- gets back on the campaign trail. coming up for you at 7:15, how -- how sandy is affecting the presidential race and why one of mitt romney's prominent supporters is praising president obama. >>> and at ktvu.co
to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, ther
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
department after superstorm sandy hits. the man was lying on his roof when an officer in a basket was lowered to the roof and pulled him up. you can see that it's just absolutely amazing. of course a lot of this kind of stuff going on. now, one forecast firm is predicting that superstorm sandy could cost 20 billion dollars in property damage in the united states. joining us now, the president of forensic weather consultant. howard, this is obviously just the beginning, isn't it? >> this is just the beginning. you know, i know for a fact from talking to some friends of mine, that searchs and rescues are still -- that searches and rescues are still underway, making sure there are no victims left in the houses. we have a lot of emergency personnel there. then we can start to pick up the pieces. storm surge is only about 1 to 3 feet. it's still in the homes right now in parts of suffolk county and we have until about 12:00 noon today before high tide starts to go out. that's the good news. that's when the weather will start receding and some of these homes could be pumped out but not before the d
in the wake of superstorm sandy. look at this. it is what a return to normal looks like post-sandy this morning in new york and new jersey. massive gridlock. thousands upon thousands lining up, waiting for public transportation in certain spots. this new video taken within the last hour in brooklyn. all of these people hoping to board a bus to get into manhattan. on the highways into the city, police check points and hov restrictions in place. look at that line of cars. only cars with three people or more are allowed to cross bridges and tunnels on to the island. they just made an exception to that rule saying that black cars and taxis are exempt. however, these lines are stretching for miles upon miles. meanwhile, more staggering news on the terrible toll of this storm. more than 80 people now confirmed dead. damage estimates topping $60 billion and climbing. 5.6 million people remain without electricity. the national guard has been called into communities like hoboken, new jersey, where tens of thousands are reported stranded by still high flood waters. president obama will
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